Upcycled Crafts: Paper Roses part deux

August 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm Leave a comment

Hello everyone! Although we’ve learned how to make folded paper roses in the past, here is a different method for making paper roses that we’d like to share. This is a relatively simple version, and you can use different weights of paper from magazine paper to maps or sheet music.

Supplies:

Paper

Cardstock

Scissors

Pencil

Glue gun

Step 1:

Here is the template I used for tracing out the layers of petals. Print it out on cardstock and cut all six out so you can have your own templates that you can trace onto any kind of paper.

Flower template

Step 2:

Choose the kind of paper you’d like your first rose to be and trace all six templates onto it, then cut them out. Remember to cut out the slit in the template with all six petals, or you won’t be able to fashion it into a cone shape in the next step!

Paper Rose Step 2

Step 3:

Now that all six templates are cut out, put a small line of hot glue on the edge next to the petal and glue each layer into a cone shape, as shown in the photo.

Step 4:

Next, starting with the template with six petals, nest each cone into one another, affixing with a drop of hot glue in the inside bottom of each cone.

Step 5:

You should know have what resembles a rose! You can fold down the edges of the petals to make it look more realistic, or leave it as it is.

Finished Rose

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